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Joe Rogan did an interview with Stephie Haynes over at Bloody Elbow and the complete interview will be available in the near future. But given the recent controversy regarding a joke Rogan made on his podcast about Cris Cyborg, today Stephie did publish his answer to her question about said joke (in case you don’t know what joke I am talking about, Rogan addresses it directly in his response):

“Well, if I had to do it again, I definitely wouldn’t have made the joke. It was in the context of Dana [White] asking about roasting fighters, like he wanted to do a thing for Fight Pass. It’s one of the reasons why I said he should do it with Tony Hinchcliffe, because Tony is hilarious and he’s one of the best roast writers and roast performers in the country. We had a couple drinks and we were joking around about it, and I said, ‘You should roast Cyborg.’ Dana said, ‘I wouldn’t know where you would start,’ or something like that, ‘Where would you start?’, and I said, ‘Her dick.’

I shouldn’t have said it, but it’s what you say if you’re hanging around with comedians, you know? It’s what we do. Plus, I had a couple of drinks. It was just a dumb thing to do, and I certainly didn’t mean it with any malice. I honestly didn’t. Then Tony elaborated on it and went even deeper with it. That’s what you do in a roast. She didn’t ask to be roasted, and it’s not her fault, but it was in the context of what we were doing. Still, I shouldn’t have done it, I shouldn’t have said it. I do feel bad about it, because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.

Honestly, steroid allegations aside and all that other nonsense, I’m a fan of her as a fighter. I think she fights very well. She’s very tough and she’s fun to watch. I’ve said that before, and I’ve said it recently in a podcast with John Wayne Parr. We were talking about her fight with Jorina Baars, and I said it was a ballsy move for her to take that fight. Even though she lost that fight, she fought hard. She kept coming after Baars and she did very well.

Anyway, I didn’t mean to start any static with her or anything like that, so I hope she accepts my apology. It’s my fault and I take full responsibility.”

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